HBAC offers a wide range of fine art classes year-round for youth and adults taught by professional artists. Summer art campers aged 6-12 will be able to select from six exciting weekly themes, learning how to think creatively and develop artistic terminology and skills in a fun and challenging environment.
Using a multidisciplinary educational approach, classes include instruction in drawing, painting, watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, creative writing, and a variety of movement classes for youth and adults. Information and registration are available at the Art Center front desk and in the Sands Community Services Guide available online.
Registration for all classes and camps is open. Online enrollment is highly encouraged at hbsands.org. Classes are subject to change.
Adult and Teen Summer 2023
Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners Never painted in acrylics? This class is for you. Learn acrylic painting basics in this beginner-friendly five week class. Take the intimidation out of going to the art supply store, learn drawing and perspective basics, color mixing, and values. Paintings taught step-by-step. First class’s materials provided. More info: ArtistSarahMcCourt.com.
Sarah McCourt | Studio 18+ yrs Thu 7/6–8/3 1:30–3:30pm $181/$163
Art in Bloom Create art in a completely different way- with botanicals! We will be using an array of fresh, dried and silk florals, greens, moss and branches. Learn to paint with petals, shape leaves and interpret artworks using botanicals. No prior floral experience is necessary. $50 material fee due to instructor at first class.
Kat Castagnoli | Studio 14+ yrs Sat 7/8–8/12 1-2:30pm $116/$105
Chinese Brush Painting Unlock the wonders of the Four Treasures: brush, ink, water, and rice paper! Through lively hands-on, step-by-step instruction, students of all skill levels will explore spontaneous-style Chinese Brush Painting including materials preparation, brush skills, concepts, and techniques to paint exciting floral, creatures, or landscape compositions. More info: mayeefutterman.com/hbac.
Mayee Futterman | Studio 16+ yrs Sa 7/8-7/29 9:30–12:30am $96/$87 16+ yrsSa8/5-8/26 9:30–12:30am$96/$87
Creative Writing Do you have a half-finished novel, family stories or an idea for a children's book, short story, memoir, or screenplay? Commit to your creativity and complete your project. In this live online class storytelling basics will be covered: characters, conflict, description, and structure. Writing exercises will get you started. Open to all levels of experience. More info: yourProfessorD@gmail.com
Dorothy Spirus | Online 18+ yrs W 6/28-8/2 7:30–9pm $198/$179
Drawing and Painting on Location This unique and fun class is only offered in the summer. First class meeting is in Triangle Park, across the street from the Art Center, where maps will be distributed. We will meet at a new location each week. This is a relaxing class where students can create artwork on-site at each location. Recommended materials list will be provided on receipt.
Pati Kent | On Location 15+ yrs Tu 8/8-8/29 6–7:30pm$86/$78
Have Fun with Poetry! You too can write poetry! Make birthday cards, holiday newsletters, and family celebrations special by adding the gift of your poems. In this interactive presentation, you will write poems to share with family and friends right away. You will also leave with “recipes” for creating new poems. Join the fun! More info: email@example.com.
Let’s Write Poetry Workshop Elevate your poetic abilities in this lively interactive workshop. Expand your poetic horizons with weekly poetry discussions and writing activities. Create your own poems with resources for inspiration and helpful guidance from the instructor. Receive constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. All levels of poetry writers are welcome. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plein Air Painting - Beginning Learn to paint outdoors in this beginner-friendly oil painting class. We will meet on location and walk through our approach step-by-step. Drawing, composition, color mixing, and values will be taught. First class’s materials included. More info: ArtistSarahMcCourt.com.
Sarah McCourt | On Location 18+ yrs Sat 7/8-8/5 9:30am–12pm $231/$208
Tai Chi Chuan An integrated exercise program for beginner and intermediate students including the Simplified Yang Style plus Qi Gong and more for mental and physical well-being producing a balanced unification of body, mind, and spirit while stretching and toning the body.
NEW! Acrylic Painting This exciting class will teach students about various types of acrylics, different painting techniques and using different tools. Students will also learn drawing fundamentals including contour drawing, perspective, shading, proportion, still life, drawing figures and faces. $20 material fee due to instructor at first class. Claudia Hindu | Studio 6–12 yrs Fr 6/30-7/28 4–5pm $99/$90 6–12 yrs Fr 8/11-9/1 4–5pm $80/$73
Cartooning for Fun! This fun class is for all kids who want to improve their cartoon drawings. Explore the history and making of caricatures, classic cartoons, current cartoons, Manga, and Anime. Come join in the creative fun! Each week we will add cartoons to our notebooks! All materials provided. $25 material fee for new students and $20 for returning students due at first class.
Pati Kent | Studio 8–13 yrs Tue 8/8-8/294–5pm$56/$51
Art at HBAC Summer Camp Campers spend the week creating works of art and exploring a variety of media based on their camp theme with professional artists in our dedicated art studio. A health form for each child must be completed by parents/guardians and turned in on the first day of the camp session. One camp tee shirt per child and all art materials are included in the camp enrollment fee. Camp size is limited to 15 children per week, subject to change.
Art at HBAC: Land of Toys Tap into the magic of imagination, invention, and product design while making your own custom toys! Students will learn how to ideate, sketch, and build hard and soft toys while learning about materials, important design tenets, and the true value of play.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrsMon-Fri7/10-7/149am-1pm $199/180
Art at HBAC: Bon Appétit Immerse young artists in a world of culinary creativity and discovery. This unique class will consist of both visual arts and edible creations. Campers will learn about artists who use food as inspiration and create paintings that look good enough to eat. Each class will also prepare a no-bake recipe to take home.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrsMon-Fri 7/17-7/219am-1pm $199/180
Art at HBAC: Drawn to Life Learn how to bring your sketchbook to life through the art of animation. Students will dig into drawing fundamentals, concept art, and illustration. Utilizing animation techniques including stop-motion, hand-drawn cells, and paper cutouts, campers will develop the skills to create their own moving images.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrs Mon-Fri 7/24-7/28 9am-1pm $199/180
Art at HBAC: Page Masters Are you an avid reader or aspiring story teller? Create your first illustrated novel in this workshop for creative storytelling. Campers will create a handmade book which they will fill with illustrations and narratives of their own imagining under the guidance of our experienced instructors.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrsMon-Fri7/31-8/49am-1pm $199/180
Art at HBAC: Rhythm and Muse It’s time to get funky! Learn about the ways that music can provide a wealth of artistic inspiration while creating jazzy artworks and homemade instruments. Dive into rhythm and sound, imagine the melody of color, and learn about how musical culture has inspired artists for centuries.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrsMon-Fri8/7-8/119am-1pm$199/180
Art at HBAC: Surrealism: The Art of Dreams Dreams have been a huge source of inspiration to some of the most famous artists and even helped to generate the surrealist movement. Surrealist artworks feature curious juxtapositions, elements of surprise, and unique and personal symbolism. Step into a dreamscape and create the unexpected in this week of fantasy and imagination.
Art Center Instructors | Art Center 6-12 yrsMon-Fri8/14-8/189am-1pm$199/180
Can't find what you're looking for? The goal of HBAC’s education program is to provide high-quality professional art instruction across a variety of media. We encourage your feedback about our programs and invite you to suggest classes or media that you would like to see. Please direct class suggestions to email@example.com
(714) 374-1650 | firstname.lastname@example.org 538 Main Street | Huntington Beach, CA 92648 The Huntington Beach Art Center's Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday | 12-6pm Thursday | 12-8pm Friday - Saturday | 12-5pm Please call (714) 374-1650 for more information.